Huntingdonshire History Festival

Welcome to the Huntingdonshire History Festival site.

The organising committee and trustees of the Huntingdonshire History Festival, the annual month-long celebration of the rich heritage of the county, has announced that the Festival and all its events will be cancelled for 2021.

Whilst we have no full festival this year we will be having some events happening through the summer and autumn. Some of these events will be paid ticketed events and others will be donations on the door to raise some funds to be back with a full festival next year… So watch this space!

The Huntingdonshire History Festival is a month long programme of events that takes place each July, including talks, tours, family activities, exhibitions, historical re-enactments and concerts that celebrate the story of Huntingdonshire. Events last year take place in Huntingdon, St Neots, Ramsey and St Ives, and are mostly free of charge thanks to generous support from a number of funders, including the A14 Fund, the Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In the meantime you can enjoy our regular blogs on all aspects of local history.

St. Ives Cattle Market in its heyday, you can read all about it on our blog post from May 2019 –